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Username Post: Anybody else sewing??        (Topic#1578871)
catzscrapper
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Just wondering who else is doing any sewing projects lately. I made a new friend online who has a business that works to help animal shelters and donates toys, catnip, treats various items for cats and kittens. she prefers only to do this for cats but also loves dogs. I make catnip toys for her to donate ans so that is what I have been working on...intill I run out of cotton scraps any way. it is fun ans since I grow my own catnip it is easy to do and fun for me to keep me from getting into trouble!
Also working on:
Making my own flannel PJ's for when Winter starts!
repairing our work clothes (patching mostly)
making fabric gift bags for the local charities to sell.
making snowmen wall hangings to sell at Holiday bazaars.

So, what are the other seamstresses creating or repairing or wanting to sew when you have a few minutes to do so?? Just thought I would ask because I like to know what else is out there in the creative sewing world


 
Tivi
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  • Tivi on 07-24-12 05:17 AM
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I don't have too many "small" sewing projects. I just finished the nursery for my newest DGD - all Bambi. Still need to make a few more burp cloths for her. I have a king size Log Cabin quilt that I need to finish before Christmas.

I've looking at a few of the pillowcase projects and might start making those, just to clear out my stash.

Seaexplore has been working on a quiet book for her daughter. Those look fun!


 
Seaexplore
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I've been BFF's with my sewing machine this summer.

I've made a pleated crib skirt, a pleated/nonpleated full/queen bed skirt, crib chew rail, curtain tie backs. All for my DD's room.

Right now I'm making a quiet book for DD. I've been using vinyl. Love the stuff! I have found that the key tomsewing with it is sewing tape. It sticks it really well and doesn't gum up the machine! No more binder clips trying to hold the layers together.


 
Seaexplore
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Quiet book is d.o.n.e.

http://seaexplore.blogspot.com/2012/08/allys-quiet-b ook...


 
scrapperjen1
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In response to Seaexplore

I NEED to be! Christmas is coming....


 
Scrapbook Queen
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I have two quilt's waiting to be quilted and both my and my sister's machines crapped out!!!!

I now have to decide if I get them serviced for $$ or just wait and ask SANTA for a new GOOD machine for x-mas!!!

And I really want to start an iPhone hanging charge case and a quiet book for my ds but....


 
meela
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  • meela on 10-21-12 05:55 PM
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I have been sewing like mad when I get a free 30 minutes, and have enjoyed every second. I love to sew, and for the past few years haven't had much time to do so. I still don't have much time, but am squeezing it in anyway. Happy stitching everybody!


 
catzscrapper
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LOL!! Meela you sound like me and my Guy gets all annoyed because I have to layout everything so I can sew pieces in order. I got some of the coolest patterns from a friend who makes them and have been working on some Woodsman dolls. I am having so much fun but it is a little slow going till I get the hang of it. I want to sell some after I make the first one to look like my Guy. But when there are a few minutes I am running upstairs to work on the pieces. I just LOVE sewing


 
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Hi! I'm working on a blue jean quilt. I think it will be a little more difficult then the first one I sewed but it will be worth it!


 
Drob
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  • Drob on 10-25-14 12:23 PM
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I'm getting ready for my yearly Bonnie Hunter mystery that I wait all year for...I just finished basting my Son's denim quilt & I just finished hand quilting my Patriotic quilt....I need to baste my Split 9 Patch, so I can put it on my frame [it's a small floor one] .... I'm having a friend of mine baste my mystery from last year measuring 120" x 120"...that will probably take me years to hand quilt..Ha....Then I have my forever project, which everyone has, it's a yo-yo quilt, or coverlet I should say...then I have 5 BOM's I'm working on...very, very busy. Not enough time in the day especially when I'm on this darn computer! Ha..


 
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Is there anyone out there still quilting/sewing? I am working on a quilt along I am hosting on my blog...small quilts and lots of fun....here is the link if your interested...just started and you can join in at anytime!

http://huckleberrystitche s.blogspot.com


 
catzscrapper
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Hi Tildagirl,
Yes I am still sewing! Not into quilting as much as repairing clothes. Not any $ to replace so I am pretty good at patching knees, buns and elbows and making dog and cat toys too. Gotta keep the critters happy or they will get wild in the house. Can't wait till my catnip comes back in the Spring, I am almost out!

I also need to finish a hat for the kid who bags at the grocery. I make some and he saw it and asked if he could get one. Sure why not I said! I know he doesn't have $ to pay but it's worth the smile to just gift it!!!

So Happy Sewing to All, and to All a Good Day!


 
Seaexplore
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I've been sewing up a storm. Quilts for new babies, crowns for princesses, zip bags for odds and ends, chapstick holders, and most recently eye patches for my daughter's preschool valentines party.


 
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I just finished a single bed quilt for my granddaughter using on point blocks and have the topper done for one grandson. It has Friendshop Stars and some nine patches in it. I need to find backing fabric for it before it is quilted.

I have started a Churn Dash quilt for another granddaughter and need to get a raggy quilt done for a new baby granddaughter. I have the fabrics, just need the time!

Catzscrapper, how do you make your dog toys? I am paying out each time my Maltese/Silky terrier chews a store bought one up!



 
The White Ghost
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In response to Susanlhl

I learned to sew a long time ago out of necessity, I'm constantly having to repair my uniform. I do not, however, have any creative sewing projects at the moment. Does anyone have any ideas?


 
flhomeschoolmom
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I'm working on a postage stamp quilt, well actually two of them. One is for myself and the other is for my grandmother. Both are hand stitched and will be hand quilted. For a quilt to be considered a "postage stamp" quilt, each individual square has to be 2 inches or smaller. Mine start out as 1.5" squares and end up as 3/4 inch squares when stitched due to seam allowance. The plus of these quilts is that anything goes, so any scrap fabric can be used.


 
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Oh, my, Ali L, that is quite a project!


 
Seaexplore
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Today, I finished the strip on the bottom of 4 curtain panels that I accidentally shrunk, repaired 2 pair of DH's work shorts that he ripped holes in, and fixed a captain America costume for dd's school. I still have baby alive diapers to make. Then I can start on another quilt.


 
Susanlhl
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Tiffany, you were very productive. What kind of quilt will you make?

Tomorrow i am going to make a raw edge applique Minion cushion cover. I finished my DGD's quilt top and it is in at the quilter's, so I should get it back tomorrow too. Then I can hand bind it.

After that I am starting 3 x Avenger's themed quilts (mainly all about Ironman) for three of my grandsons!


 
flhomeschoolmom
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I have to put my postage stamp quilts on hold as I've...oh dear, run out of fabric scraps! But it will be ok in the long run I suppose.

Yesterday I repaired a pair of my husband's shorts that he often wears around town. Somehow the seam in the crotch and inner legs began to come out. And well...I just couldn't have him going around town embarrassing himself . He was amazed that my hand stitching looked like machine stitching. I do have a sewing machine, but can't use it because I don't have a table strong enough to support it and the fabric that I put through it. My DH was SUPOSSED to have gotten me a dining room table when we took out the center island in the kitchen, but no....he got two arcade machines instead! I have an arcade machine sitting in the middle of my kitchen!! We won't discuss how many times I make "comments" about it. Now I've resorted to using it to sit loaves of bread on. That SO annoys him

I do have two comforters to sew for Christmas presents. I'm wanting to get one made for each of my boys. The one for my oldest son will be easy, just stitching on the top and back cover to the inside "blanket". But for my youngest son, I've got to scrap quilt his. I'm almost positive that I've now officially saved up enough old camo fabric and clothing to make the quilt. And if not, then I'll stitch some green around the edges to make up the difference.

I've also got to sit down and repair my personal "blankie". I made a full size comforter/quilt about 14 years ago out of necessity. We had endured a house fire earlier that year and all my bedding, etc. got burned. Well, my grandmother meant well and she sent me a box of blankets. Unfortunately, the material they were made out of always made me itch. So, since the house we moved into didn't have the best insulation, and during the hardest part of winter we learned from the gas company that our furnace was "faulty" and couldn't be safely used...I made 3 quilts. One for each bed in my house. The boys quilts were toddler bed sized, so they have long been outgrown and sadly got lost in a tornado. But the one I made for my bed, I used the top of an old duvet cover, one itchy (but warm) blanket and an old brown sheet. That "blankie" has bundled my kids after a tornado, kept them warm on my sofa when they had the flu, has been used as a playmat by them as they were growing up, was used by my late FIL when he would be "freezing" after coming home from dialysis treatments, and has been my "snuggle" blanket when I'm not feeling well. In fact, in 2014 after I ended up at the ER with some cardiac symptom and got sent home heavily medicated, my BOYS got that "blankie" out of my closet and covered me up with it when I fell asleep on the sofa. When I woke up, I asked them how I got covered up and they said, "You needed to rest mom so we got your favorite blanket". WOW...amazing for boys who were 13 and 14 at the time. But sadly, now it's falling apart. The fabric is coming apart at the seams, so I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do with it. Probably quilt over it in the long run. But in the mean time, I've got to stitch it back together.


 
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